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Do patrol cars outnumber deputies in sheriff’s office?

QUESTION: Does the local sheriff’s office have more vehicles in its motor fleet than deputies who actually use them? ANSWER: With a motor fleet that, on paper at least, numbers...

What’s the plan for area where land cleared along Tucker Street?

QUESTION: Why has a large swath of forested land along Tucker Street been recently cleared of its trees? ANSWER: Much of the development activity along Burlington’s Tucker Street has occurred...

How many jobs does interim transit director have?

He was terminated in August from Oregon post over multiple jobs, now has one in Hawaii, all the while serving as Burlington’s interim director QUESTION: Has John Andoh, who currently...

How did a woman O.D. in jail several days after her arrest?

QUESTION: How did a woman die from a drug overdose in the jail (in August) several days after her arrest? Are deputies not searching incoming inmates very well? ANSWER: Sheriff...

Who received the pay raises that the sheriff obtained from the county last...

QUESTION: How has the sheriff’s office distributed the pay raises that Alamance County’s commissioners approved in July for 75 of the sheriff’s higher-ranking subordinates? ANSWER: Alamance County’s sheriff Terry Johnson...

Has COVID returned to Alamance County’s jail?

QUESTION: Has there been another coronavirus outbreak at Alamance County’s jail? ANSWER: The coronavirus pandemic may have slipped from the headlines. But the specter of COVID-19 continues to haunt many...

The Public Asks: Is there a bat infestation at Hawfields Middle/Garrett Elementary?

QUESTION: Is there a bat infestation at the Garrett Elementary/Hawfields Middle School complex in Mebane, and what’s being done to fix it? ANSWER: Yes, there is a bat infestation at...

Why hasn’t Swepsonville made homeowner clean up yard?

QUESTION: Why hasn’t the town of Swepsonville done anything about an illegal junkyard that has metastasized at 1136 Grove Lane? ANSWER: Complaints about accumulations of junk aren’t automatically consigned to...

Why are Burlington traffic lights not working properly?

QUESTION: Why do the traffic signals in Burlington seem to be out of order increasingly often? ANSWER: The traffic signals in Burlington aren’t some wag’s idea of a “faith-based” initiative,...

Did county overbill Ossipee residents on their municipal property taxes?

QUESTION: Is it true that Alamance County’s tax office will have to send refunds to taxpayers in Ossipee because it mistakenly overbilled them in their last property tax statements?...

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